Wallops Island


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Wallops Island

(wäl`ləps), island, 6 sq mi (15.5 sq km), Accomack co., E Va., off the Atlantic coast of the Delmarva pensinsula S of Chincoteaque island. NASA has a facility there and on the neighboring mainland; the island is one of the oldest rocket launch sites (est. 1945) in the world. Although it is primarily devoted to aircraft flights and sounding rocket and scientific balloon launches, orbital spacecraft launches have been conducted since 1961. Virginia's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, a commercial launch facility built on land leased from NASA, has launched orbital and other spacecraft since 2006.
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ENPNewswire-August 20, 2019--Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar successfully tracks first targets at Wallops Island Test Facility; System-level testing moves program one step closer to low rate initial production
The sun begins to rise in the east over the Atlantic Ocean as nearly 100 university and community college students from across the United States wait in anticipation on Wallops Island in Virginia to see their hard work over the past year fly into space.
KBR announced it has been awarded a $200M contract by NASA to provide launch range operations support at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.
NASA has announced it has awarded a contract to KBRwyle Technology Solutions LLC to provide launch range operations support at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, the company said.
Cygnus launched aboard a Northrop Grumman Antares[TM] rocket on April 17, 2019 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia.
On November 17, at four in the morning on Wallops Island in Virginia, Eberly was in this Nasa control room, dedicated to rocket launches that are smaller than those taking off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
MySat-1 was launched into space last Saturday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (Mars), on Wallops Island in Virginia, United States, as part of the Cygnus OA-10 flight, aboard an Antares rocket.
The cargo will be transported to space on a Cygnus cargo ship, launched by an Antares rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia, at 4:49 am (09H49 GMT) Thursday.
Assisted by the sultry director of nearby Wallops Island's NASA facility, the sarcastic head of NASA security, the charming owner of Captain Bob's Marina, and a mysterious loner, Moore works his way through a maze of suspects, including some local troublemakers and rocket experts from Russia, China and Europe--any of whom might be motivated to sabotage the U.S.
The payload splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean 40 miles from Wallops Island and will be recovered and returned to Wallops for data retrieval and inspection.
Geoff Bland is a Research Engineer at NASA/ Goddard Space Flight Center/Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, VA.
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